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The Parks and Recreation Board is an advisory board to the City of Elyria, providing for the development, maintenance, and operation of parks, playgrounds, and recreational facilities and programs of the City, including:


  • rendering assistance to and/or cooperating with organized groups conducting recreation programs;
  • stimulating interest in the care and preservation of historical and scenic sites; and
  • making recommendations to Council concerning the general state of the City’s recreation and park programs/facilities.


Tami White-Martinak, Secretary

131 Court Street, Suite 103
Elyria, Ohio 44035
Phone: 440-326-1500


Meetings are usually held on the second (2nd) Thursday of each month at 4:00 p.m., rotating locations across City facilities monthly. Interested individuals are still able to participate at board meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic; masks are required at each facility, and physical distancing measures will be in place to protect all attendees.

*If you would like to be added to the meeting agenda, please notify the Parks Department at least seven days in advance.

Month Meeting Date Location Meeting Minutes
January January 14, 2021 South Recreation Center
February February 11, 2021 West Recreation Center
March March 11, 2021 Finwood Estate
April April 8. 2021 South Recreation Center
May May 13, 2021 Parks & Recreation Conference Room
June June 10, 2021 South Recreation Center
July Summer Recess
August August 12, 2021 East Recreation Center
September September 9, 2021 West Recreation Center
October October 14, 2021 North Park Sports Complex
November November 18, 2021 Parks & Recreation Conference Room
December December 9, 2021 Finwood Estate

All dates, times, and locations are subject to change. 


  • Sam Battle, Chairperson | Term Expiration: 12/31/23
  • John Hammond, Vice Chairperson | Term Expiration: 12/31/24
  • Rick Stoffer | Term Expiration: 12/31/21
  • Stacey Francis | Term Expiration: 12/31/22
  • Brandon Nixon | Term Expiration: 12/31/25
  • Tami White-Martinak, Secretary